Truckers plan to go on an indefinite strike across the nation from April 1

Bose said the insurers have raised the third party protection premium for trucks by more than 50 percent, while the Central government has elevated different charges including that for permit and grants

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Truckers across India threaten to indulge into an indefinite strike across India from April 1. (File photo) Courtesy : VOA

Kolkata, March 26, 2017: Truckers on Sunday threatened to indulge into a non cooperation strike as a nation-wide protest starting from April 1 challenging the sharp increase in third party insurance premium and government charges.

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The strike has been called by the ‘All India Confederation of Goods Vehicles Owners’ Association, its executive member Subhas Chandra Bose told IANS over phone that Truckers across India will keep their truck off the road to register their protest against the rise in third party insurance premium and government charges.

Bose said the insurers have raised the third party protection premium for trucks by more than 50 percent, while the Central government has elevated different charges including that for permit and grants.

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“These two rate climbs have made products vehicles money related unviable,” said Bose, likewise the General Secretary of Federation of West Bengal Truck Operators’ Association.

The strikers have sent letters to all legislatures offices and ministers.

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Milk supply and some other emergency services have been kept outside the ambit of the strike.

-prepared by Ashish Srivastava of NewsGram Twitter @PhulRetard